Engineering & Design©2015 Hydrocarbon Processing60Engineering & DesignCase history: Innovative resid-cracking catalyst debottlenecks FCC unit, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTConsider new online analyzers to optimize FCC operationsNuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and near infrared (NIR) process analyzers are highly effective in quantifying physical properties in hydrocarbons, especially where the feedstock, intermediate and final product streams are all interlinked., 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTConsider the pros and cons when importing heavy oil for cokersThe recent shift to lighter crudes has starved many US heavy oil units of feed. Maximizing asset use makes importing heavy oil for vacuum distillation and delayed coking attractive., 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTFCC 101: How to estimate product yields cost-effectively and improve operations, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTGoing our way?—How the US will benefit from natural gas and fuel cell technology, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTHydrogen perspectives for 21st century refineries—Part 2H2 is the lifeblood of 21st century refineries. The application of various technological advancements and core developments has been raising the bar in the design, build, operations and maintenance of H2 facilities., 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTMaximize precious metals returns from spent process catalysts, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTMulti-faceted approach on energy efficiency methods, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTOutsourcing creates opportunities beyond engineering, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTRFS—An endless loop, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTThe data revolution, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTUpdate on ethylene tube coating technology, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTWill British Columbia build the greenest refineries in the world?In our latest Boxscore Construction Analysis, we examine proposals by Kitimat Clean and Pacific Future Energy to process bitumen first and then ship those fuels to market., 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTAvoid counterproductive project management practices, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTConsider technology to reduce compressor vibration and noise problems, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTControl on the wire(less), 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTDCS migration: Lessons learned, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTFine-tune monitoring of critical compressors, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTGerman refinery successfully modernizes safety system, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTGlobal PE demand growth to drive downstream expansions, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTMalaysia embarks on ambitious downstream transformation programGoals include more production at offshore fields, as well as constructing downstream projects in Pengerang, Bintulu and the launch of the world’s first floating LNG vessel., 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTMaximize LPG recovery from fuel gas using a dividing wall columnRefiners are challenged to recover LPG from mixed fuel gas streams due to the difficulty of separating the lighter components from bulk gas. To maintain profitability, it is essential to direct all of the crude oil components to the optimum disposition. This practice is becoming more significant due to increasing LPG demand in some countries and the supply of lighter crudes in countries such as the US., 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTPlan now to deal with stressed equipment later, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTShale gas drives new opportunities for US downstreamThis shift to lighter feeds for the SC will reduce the future availability of other petrochemical feedstocks—in particular, propylene., 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTState of the US petrochemical/chemical industry, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTWithout reliability, there can be no safety, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT